The Right People

The Right People An enlightening and entertaining inside look at the lifestyles of America s extremely wealthy from the bestselling author of Our Crowd It s no secret that the rich are different from the rest of us Bu

  • Title: The Right People
  • Author: Stephen Birmingham
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 395
  • Format: paperback
  • An enlightening and entertaining inside look at the lifestyles of America s extremely wealthy from the bestselling author of Our Crowd.It s no secret that the rich are different from the rest of us But the rich, as author Stephen Birmingham so insightfully points out, are also different from the very rich There s Society, and then there s Real Society, and it takes multiAn enlightening and entertaining inside look at the lifestyles of America s extremely wealthy from the bestselling author of Our Crowd.It s no secret that the rich are different from the rest of us But the rich, as author Stephen Birmingham so insightfully points out, are also different from the very rich There s Society, and then there s Real Society, and it takes multiple generations for families of the former to become entrenched in the latter Real Society is not about the money or rather, it s not only about the money it is about history, breeding, tradition, and most of all, the name.The Right People is an engrossing and illuminating journey through the customs and habits of the phenomenally wealthy, from the San Francisco elite to the upper crust of New York s Westchester County It is a marvelously anecdotal, intimately detailed overview of the lives of the American aristocracy where they gather and dine their games and sports, clubs and parties, friendships and feuds their mating, marriage, and divorce rituals a potpourri of priceless true stories featuring the Astors, Goulds, Vanderbilts, Vanderlips, Dukes, Biddles, and other lofty names from the pages of the Social Register.

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    1. This vintage non-fiction book about "America's Snobocracy" (Saturday Review) is quite dated, but none the less interesting. The author writes with rather commanding authority about the resorts, neighborhoods and debutante parties of the 1950's and 60's. My paperback edition was presumably edited for its publication in 1968 (ten years after the book's introduction) and already Birmingham's world had changed in some ways---but not all.I was very amused by his take on some of the resorts and neighb [...]


    2. Loved that the families of many of the donors with whom I work are mentioned in this book. Is a great read and helpful in getting clued in to the culture of old money families.


    3. The cover should've let me know but this book being released and pushed in front of people recently made me think it was a modern book. Except, it's the same thing that was written in the late 1950s. Now, I don't know that much about America's big families, and maybe they're still the same today as back then. Still, it is dated and I wonder how much of it is really accurate now, or is just stale stuff that better belong to the 'historical' category. For example, the 'difficulty in finding good [...]


    4. As this book was written in 1958, it is shockingly prophetic in that it predicted the rise to presidency from nowhere of a second rate Hollywood movie actor, Ronald Reagan. For that ALONE this book should be read by any one serious about understanding who really runs this country.The book also helps introduce us to the prominent families in America. They haven't changed much in 56 years since it was writen. I would love to see an update of the book to modern day I'm certain it would contain most [...]


    5. The Right People is a very outdated book that gives an interesting snapshot of "high society" in America in 1958. If you read it more or less as a history lesson, you can gain interesting insights to various communities throughout the United States. Communities such as Coral Gables and Palm Springs used to be meccas for the super rich. Maybe they still are?! I will pay better attention now. I especially loved the mantras from successful people. "Obedience to the unenforceable" is the mantra of t [...]


    6. The Right People by Stephen Birmingham is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late March, not too terribly long before Easter. Compared to Our Crowd, a book about elite, higher-class Jewish families in America, this book about elite, higher-class families from San Francisco isratively less warm, yet archaically flawless in its detail. Even though its timeline is fairly fluid (bopping around between the 1800s and the 'present day'), it's hard to tell that this book was originally written in 196 [...]


    7. My first clue should have been that it was written in 1958. Thank you to the publisher for suggesting I read this, since I thoroughly enjoyed OUR CROWD, written by the same author. This book just wasn’t my cup of tea. Long winded and thoroughly researched - it was incredibly meticulous in its findings. I am very happy for these overly wealthy families, but honestly, I cannot even fathom 400,000,000 dollars, in money or diamonds, nor do I particularly care.I would rather read a book on the rese [...]


    8. I found this book soon staled and became very tedious. Essentially it’s a list of famous names and anecdotes about their vacuous lives. Some historical interest about how the rich lived those lives, and their attitudes and customs, but it is indeed historical because although the publication date of the e-book is August 2016 the actual book was published in the 1950s so it all feels very dated. Not recommended.


    9. interesting book - a bit too long and somewhat repetitive in its chapter information. enjoyable enough to read and gain an understanding of what the difference between rich and &*(& rich is


    10. An interesting look at the culture of America's top social classes around mid-century. This is one of Birmingham's better books.



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